10 Types of Job Interviews You’re Going to Have on Your Job Hunt

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10 Types of Job Interviews You're Going to Have on Your Job Hunt

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You’ll undoubtedly come across various interviews when you’re searching for a new job.

Sometimes you’ll have a one-on-one interview with a recruiter. Other times, there’ll be more than one person interviewing you.

Some employees may ask you out to lunch. Others prefer to have a phone call first.

But no matter what the format, we’ll help you prepare so you can ace your interview. In this article, we bring you XX types of job interviews and everything you need to know about them.

10 Types of Job Interviews Candidates Face

1. Traditional One-on-One Interviews

The most common type of interview is the one-on-one interview, where you meet with a single hiring manager or recruiter.

This is usually the first step in the interview process, and it’s an opportunity for the employer to learn more about your qualifications and decide if you’re a good fit for the job.

You’ll be asked questions about your experience, skills, and goals, so it’s essential to be prepared to discuss your qualifications in detail.

2. Phone (or Prescreen) Interview

Phone interviews are often used to screen candidates before inviting them to an in-person interview.

During a phone interview, the recruiter will ask you questions about your experience and qualifications, so they can get to know you better before inviting you to a traditional, live, one-on-one interview.

Phone interviews can be tricky because you can’t rely on body language to communicate your interest in the role or build a rapport with the interviewer.

3. Video Interview

A video interview is similar to a phone interview, but it’s conducted over video chat instead of by phone.

This type of interview is becoming increasingly popular, especially for remote jobs.

During a video interview,  you’ll be asked questions about your experience and qualifications, so it’s essential to be prepared to discuss your qualifications in detail.

4. Group Interview

A group interview is an interview where you meet with more than one interviewer, usually two or three.

Group interviews are often used to screen candidates before inviting them to an individual interview with a hiring manager. 

During a group interview, you’ll be asked questions about your experience and qualifications, so it’s essential to be prepared to discuss your qualifications in detail.

5. Panel Interview

A panel interview is an interview where you meet with a group of interviewers, usually four or five.

These interviews are often held for job positions where candidates will have to report to several people. This way, they will get to know all the supervisors and answer their questions.

6. Lunch Interview

A lunch interview is an interview that takes place over lunch instead of in an office. 

Lunch interviews are often used to get to know the candidates in a more relaxed setting before inviting them to an in-person interview in the office.

7. Task Interview

A task interview is when the employer asks you to complete a task during the interview, such as writing a code or giving a presentation.

Task interviews are often used to assess your skills and knowledge in a specific area. These interviews are usually conducted in person.

8. Case Interview

A case interview is an interview where the employer asks you to solve a problem, usually related to the work you would be doing if you were hired for the job.

Case interviews are often used to assess your analytical and problem-solving skills. These interviews are usually conducted in person.

9. Behavioral Interview

A behavioral interview is an interview where the employer asks you questions about your past behavior in order to assess your future behavior.

Behavioral interviews are often used to assess your ability to handle specific situations that you may encounter in the job. These interviews are usually conducted in person.

10. Career Fair Interview

Career fairs are events where employers set up booths and meet with job seekers to discuss job opportunities.

Career fair interviews are usually shorter than other types of interviews, and they’re conducted in person. They typically last for 15 minutes, so you need to make sure to present yourself in the best light and secure your next interview.

When you’re job hunting , you’re going to face different types of interviews, depending on the job you’re applying for. It’s important to be prepared for each type of interview, so you can make the best impression and secure the job you want.

How Can Popcorn Recruiters Help You? 🍿

Popcorn Recruiters is a recruitment agency with a significant difference: we’re border-less. Located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, we are in touch with ambitious and talented professionals across Europe. With a deep pool of IT and foreign-language speaking talent, our Popcorn Recruiters are leading the way to successful matches.

As a recruitment agency, our goal is not only to meet the needs and demands of our clients. We also look out for our candidates and make sure they find their ideal employer.

Once you apply to one of our open positions and join our talent network, we become your representatives – something like your personal agents.

First, we’ll have a chat (that is a brief prescreen interview) to get to know you better – your needs, skills, interests, and requirements. Then, we’ll match you with a company we know you’ll fit in with perfectly, help you prepare for the interviews, and help you land that job!

Sounds good? Drop your CV and we’ll get in touch